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Explore some of the guides we've developed for those interested in preparing for an emergency:


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Working towards tsunami safer early learning services and schools

This guide provides consistent advice and resources for a Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group to use when providing technical guidance and support to early learning services and schools to become tsunami safer. 

  1. Whakamahere Planning
  2. Ngā whakatūpato Hazards, warnings & impacts
  3. Ngā tikanga whakawātea Evacuations
  4. Ngā āheinga Practice drills
  5. Te whakawhitiwhiti kōrero Communication
  6. Ngā whānau pāhekoheko Family reunification
  7. Te whakaora Recovery
  8. He papa pātai: Ara manaaki Frequently Asked Questions: Duty of care
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A 'how to' guide for developing a regionally branded hazard project

This guide outlines practical steps, which, if completed, should assist in creating a regionally branded hazard project. 

These practical steps are the result of reflections and learnings from the development of the multi-region branded hazard project - East Coast LAB (Life at the Boundary)




Napier Natural Hazards Resilience Report: Initial Options Report 

The report provides initial options for how Napier City Council might improve the resilience of its asset and infrastructure management and city planning. While these options are designed for Napier City Council, it is intended that the information contained in this report is shared to support similar initiatives and programmes across New Zealand that aim to increase community resilience for natural hazards.

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Rapid Disaster Relief: Responding to people's needs in catastrophe - how would New Zealand cope?

The purpose of this report is to understand New Zealand’s ability to meet peoples’ basic needs during a catastrophic event. It involved a brief review of academic and Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) sector literature, analysis of case studies and a CDEM sector workshop.

The report proposes a new concept – rapid disaster relief and has used this concept to recommend further investment across five themes – response systems, processes and plans, international assistance coordination, hazard scenarios to inform rapid disaster relief, assessments to inform rapid disaster relief, and the provision of rapid disaster relief.